Man From Another Time

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  • Summary: The California-born singer-songwriter who has had much more success overseas, releases his fourth album.
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  1. This third solo album is a cracking collection, one that rings with the depth of twang comparable only to the likes of the legendary Ry Cooder.
  2. Full of blues and roots tracks, the new 13-song set lives up to its title.
  3. He is as American as apple pie and as crotchety as Grampa Simpson. You will not find anyone in the music business today who is more real than Seasick Steve.
  4. A lot of Seasick Steve’s appeal comes from this good bloke aura, a bearded Buddha of the dustbowl, drawing in fans who might otherwise run a mile from his basic, grizzled music but there’s no denying the wonderful simplicity yet wholly enveloping of his music.
  5. 60
    Man From Another Time cuts a steady rolling groove that wears well, from the opening salvo of "Diddley Bo" (which turns the Bo Diddley backbeat sideways) to the closing cover of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry."
  6. Anyone who owns "Seasick" Steve Wold's 2008 breakthrough album I Started Out With Nothin' and I Still Got Most of It Left won't gain too much from the follow-up.
  7. 60
    Steve plays all the instruments, aside from drums, and records on studio equipment of comparably venerable vintage to Steve himself. This fundamentalist approach inevitably places a huge burden on the singing and songwriting.

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